Drop the Verse Box

Hello everyone. Yes I been quiet for a whole month. I have been adjusting to a new job and the you- know- what pandemic has put a damper on my mood. But I refuse to let circumstances stop me from doing what I love any longer.

Due to my church being closed this long for precautions, I have had to really step up to feeding myself spiritually. Not that I shouldn’t have been doing that already, but sometimes we rely too much on church services to be spiritually woken up. My time away from a building has reminded me to do this at all times. And during my isolation God has blessed me with an idea.

Over a month ago, I noticed upon my dresser a small black and white box which once housed a birthday gift from a friend. I also happened to have some colored construction paper laying around from a church activity. With a pen in my right hand and my eyes glancing an open bible to my left, I jotted down a verse on a yellow sheet of paper. The verse was Psalm 16:1, and it reads,

Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.”

Taking a pair of scissors, I sliced around those words until they were in a palm sized rectangle. After five minutes of scanning those words, and reciting them, I was able to say them from memory. But I was not ready to go about my night just yet. What do these words mean to me, I ask.

I told myself aloud that these words remind that God can and will look out for me. I just have to do my part by trusting in Him.

I then drop the rectangle into the empty box? which would become the residence of many other multicolored rectangles wearing scriptures.

At least twice a week I try to jot down a verse. Maybe I get them by going straight into the Bible myself. Maybe they’re tied into the daily church sabbath lesson. Perhaps I get them from peers online. At first I wanted to be able to recite the words from memory, but now I care much more about having the message engrained in my heart, rather than just glued in my head. What does this mean to me, I always ask.

Church or no church we are responsible for giving ourselves a daily dose of Him, so what are you waiting for? Find an empty box, and drop a verse.

By David Harris

I was born on January 31, 1992. I graduated from Austin Peay State University in December 2015 with a B.S. My major was Communications, with a concentration in Print & Web Journalism. My minor was English, with a concentration in Creative Writing. Writing is my passion. I’m a book lover. I prefer to to be called a Booklion rather than a bookworm. Why- lions are mightier.
My first love is Jesus Christ. I was raised in the Seventh-Day Adventist Church. No we are not a cult. We are Christians who worship on Saturday.
I have been stuttering since I was four, but through Christ I have persevered through it and will continue to do so. I’m not thing with Him.
Singing is another passion of mine. God blessed with me with the gift of song, which I am grateful for.

4 replies on “Drop the Verse Box”

Amen, thank you David. I once heard that we should make in every home a piece of heaven. I believe that the devil try to keep us away from Church (building) but it back fire on him, because now every home is a Church. I think I may of seeing that on an add or Facebook message. God bless my friend.

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That’s very inspiring brother! I admire your creativity in doing God’s work. Yes! Indeed, it’s only in the Bible where we can find hope and comfort. It’s where we find answers to all questions and strength to move on especially now! God bless

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